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Strong Female, Hispanic and International Student Applicant Pool Pushes Admissions to Another Application Record
February 24, 2012
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is becoming a top choice of
students from throughout the world seeking to begin their careers
in engineering, science and mathematics with a quality
undergraduate educational experience. The college has set a
record for the number of applications from high-school seniors
desiring to be members of the 2012-13 freshman class.
First-Choice College: More
high-school seniors desiring careers in engineering, science and
mathematics are putting Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology as its
No. 1 college choice. This popularity has increased the
college's diversity and academic profile.
Through February 22, Rose-Hulman's Office of Admissions received
4,401 first-year applications. This tops the 4,298
applications reviewed for the current 2011-12 freshman class.
"Rose-Hulman has become a first-choice college for many of the
world's top high-school scholars. Our applications for
freshman admission have increased 50 percent during the past six
years," stated Jim Goecker, vice president for enrollment
management. "This year's applicant pool is our most diverse
ever, with a record number of women, Hispanic and international
Rose-Hulman has increased its international recruitment
efforts. Goecker recently spent a week visiting prospective
students and families in India, while Assistant Director of
Admissions Jared Goulding leaves next week to meet prospects in
China, South Korea and Japan.
These efforts have resulted in a 12-percent increase in
international applicants over 2011-12 and a 48-percent jump over
Among American high-school seniors, Rose-Hulman has seen the
largest application increases from California, Missouri, Ohio and
Applications from students interested in transferring to
Rose-Hulman from other colleges and universities have also
increased by 76 percent.
"We're finding more students interested in studying engineering,
science and mathematics," stated Goecker in giving reasons for the
increased application statistics. "Rose-Hulman's growing
reputation throughout the world, helped by the U.S. News &
World Report College Guide's No. 1 ranking for 13 straight years,
and its role as the leader in undergraduate engineering, science
and mathematics education continues to attract the best students.
The challenges of the future will be solved by the engineers and
scientists of tomorrow. Our best minds need the best
education and Rose-Hulman leads the way."